35 episodes

What does it take to become a country music success story? In this Nashville-Based podcast, radio legend & master interviewer Candy O’Terry goes straight to the pros to hear their stories. From singers to producers, songwriters to record label executives, radio programmers and DJ’s to PR and marketing pros, every episode is a deep dive into what it takes to success in the country music industry. If you want to make it in Nashville, you need a roadmap. Music City Mentor Jacy Dawn Valeras provides valuable advice about everything from writer’s rounds to online marketing and building a network that will go the distance.

Country Music Success Stories Candy O'Terry & Jacy Dawn Valeras

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    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

What does it take to become a country music success story? In this Nashville-Based podcast, radio legend & master interviewer Candy O’Terry goes straight to the pros to hear their stories. From singers to producers, songwriters to record label executives, radio programmers and DJ’s to PR and marketing pros, every episode is a deep dive into what it takes to success in the country music industry. If you want to make it in Nashville, you need a roadmap. Music City Mentor Jacy Dawn Valeras provides valuable advice about everything from writer’s rounds to online marketing and building a network that will go the distance.

    H Jack Williams: Singer / Songwriter - Kevin Coster, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Greg Allman, Peter Gabriel.

    H Jack Williams: Singer / Songwriter - Kevin Coster, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Greg Allman, Peter Gabriel.

    When I set my mind out to do something, I do it.  – H. Jack Williams  For this episode, we’re at Anthem Entertainment in Nashville with singer/songwriter H. Jack Williams.  Anthem is one of the world’s leading independent music and entertainment content and services companies with publishing, production, the iconic Anthem Records, Film & Television, … Continue reading H. Jack Williams: Singer / Songwriter – Kevin Coster, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Greg Allman, Peter Gabriel. →

    • 40 min
    Glen Campbell Tribute: Part Two - An Exclusive Interview with Glen's wife, Kim Campbell

    Glen Campbell Tribute: Part Two - An Exclusive Interview with Glen's wife, Kim Campbell

    Dear God, please send me a southern, good looking Christian millionaire who I can be in love with and he can be in love with me…and there I was, having dinner with Glen Campbell.  — Kim Campbell  Welcome to part two of our interview series on the life and music of Glen Campbell, recorded before … Continue reading Glen Campbell Tribute: Part Two – An Exclusive Interview with Glen’s wife, Kim Campbell →

    • 26 min
    Glen Campbell Tribute: Part One - TK Kimbrell, Mike Borchetta & Julian Raymond

    Glen Campbell Tribute: Part One - TK Kimbrell, Mike Borchetta & Julian Raymond

    There was never a more wonderful human being on the planet than Glen Campbell. – Mike Borchetta  Generations of artists count Glen Campbell as one of the greatest artists who ever lived. He was gifted with the kind of voice that connected to the lyric and the listener in a memorable way. Experts say that Glen … Continue reading Glen Campbell Tribute: Part One – TK Kimbrell, Mike Borchetta & Julian Raymond →

    • 31 min
    Candy & Jacy: Manifesting & Wish Boards

    Candy & Jacy: Manifesting & Wish Boards

    Manifesting your dreams and visualizing your success works.  We’re proof of that.  -Candy & Jacy  This episode is a little bit different from the others.  While together in Palm Springs, California for a west coast swing of interviews, we decided to sit down with cozy blankets and glasses of vodka and soda to talk about … Continue reading Candy & Jacy: Manifesting & Wish Boards →

    • 51 min
    Lindy Robbins - Multi-platinum selling & award-winning songwriter

    Lindy Robbins - Multi-platinum selling & award-winning songwriter

    Did I change somebody’s life, or change somebody’s day or help somebody to survive cancer because of this song that was a joy to write? That’s everything. – Lindy Robbins  Our trip to Los Angeles was a blast.  We had lunch in Beverly Hills,  walked up and down Rodeo Drive like we were Julia Roberts … Continue reading Lindy Robbins – Multi-platinum selling & award-winning songwriter →

    • 28 min
    Anthony Resta - Platinum Selling Producer, Composer & Musician

    Anthony Resta - Platinum Selling Producer, Composer & Musician

    Being a producer is a lot like directing a film.  You want to have a look at the bigger picture.  You need to be able to zoom out and help the artist get a picture of where they’ve always wanted to go. -Anthony Resta  We’re back from our west coast swing where we were searching … Continue reading Anthony Resta – Platinum Selling Producer, Composer & Musician →

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

John s wfd ,

Professional and Inspirational

Listening to Jacy and Candy is so informative, entertaining and incredibly enjoyable to listen to. It is a must for your podcast playlist. John Surabian

Mark Lawhorne ,

Inspiring and informative!

So happy to have stumbled across this podcast as I was researching to start our own… Musicians and Beyond. Candy and Jacy have designed a great format and and filled it with incredible guests and stories. As a mentor, Jacy offers such amazing and instructive information and as a host, Candy brings a wealth of storytelling and broadcast experience that surely will entertain you.

JennyPump143 ,

Wonderfully entertaining!

What a wonderful discovery this podcast is! Recommended by a friend, I’ve enjoyed every episode! It’s so refreshing to listen to success stories and hear the history of their hard work, dedication and commitment! Very inspirational! Keep the episodes coming!!

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